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KQED Public Radio: Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
  • 12:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    City Arts & Lectures Mary Roach on the Curious Science of Humans at War How do we keep human beings intact, awake, sane, and healthy in the bizarre and extreme circumstances of war? In her forthcoming book, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, best-selling author Mary Roach tackles the science behind some of a soldiers most challenging adversariespanic, exhaustion, heat, noise and introduces readers to the scientists and experts who seek to conquer them. She visits a repurposed movie studio where amputee actors help prepare Marine Corps medics for the shock and gore of combat wounds. She samples caffeinated meat, sniffs an archival sample of a World War II stink bomb, and stays up all night with the crew tending the missiles on the nuclear submarine USS Tennessee. Mary Roachs past books include Packing for Mars; Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex; Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, and most recently Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal. She is in conversation with Adam Savage, industrial special effects designer and co-host of The Discovery Channels Mythbusters. This program was recorded on June 13th.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition Brexit Labor Consequences The UK's strong economy depends, in part, on the millions of European immigrants who work there. Now, Britain's vote to leave the EU has those workers unsure about their jobs. How Britain is facing a labor market with fewer teachers, doctors, and farm workers from Europe.
  • 5:00 am
    Morning Edition
    The California Report 5:50am, 6:50am & 8:50am

    KQED News 6am, 6:30am, 7am, 7:30am, 8am, 8:22am, 8:30am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 4:30pm

    Perspectives 6:43am, 8:43am & 11:29pm

  • 9:00 am
    Forum Delta Tunnel Project Under Scrutiny as Hearings Begin Public hearings began Tuesday on Governor Jerry Brown's $14.9 billion proposal to construct two35 -mile tunnels below the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Supporters say the project, officially named "California WaterFix," will stabilize water delivery across the state. But opponents argue the tunnels are too costly and will harm the estuary. We'll get an update on the controversial project.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Monterey County Fire Destroys 20 Homes, Forces Evacuation of 300 People A California wildfire has scorched over 19,000 acres and continues to spread in the mountains along the northern end of the Big Sur coast. The Soberanes fire has destroyed 20 homes and forced the evacuation of 300 people so far, according to CAL FIRE. We'll get the latest on the blaze and check in with some experts on what's being done to contain it.
  • 10:30 am
    Forum 'Wrestling Jerusalem' Showcases Multiple Perspectives of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict San Francisco-based Aaron Davidman was 25 years old when he first visited Israel in 1992. The experience resonated deeply with him, he says, as a progressive American Jew trying to wrap his head around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. That struggle was the basis of his 2014 play "Wrestling Jerusalem," a one-man show starring Davidman as 17 different characters from various sides of the conflict. The play, which Davidman wrote, was recently turned into a film and premieres this month at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.
  • 11:00 am
    Here & Now Fighting Guns With Gun Permits Philadelphia averages a shooting every 6 hours. One group, Black Guns Matter, is on a mission to curb gun violence by encouraging Black Americans to become legal gun owners.
  • 12:00 pm
    The Takeaway What About Bill? President Bill Clinton spoke at the DNC last night. Does his presence hurt or help Hillary? And what to make of the former charismatic leader of the free world who will be expected to play second fiddle to Hillary if she wins.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Amy Chozick New York Times National Political Reporter Amy Chozick has been covering Hillary Clinton's campaign and is in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention. She previously wrote extensively about the Clintons for the Wall Street Journal.
  • 2:00 pm
    World ISIS vs. Al Qaeda ISIS is still inspiring terrorist attacks. But it's losing the land war in Iraq and Syria. And could be losing a battle with Al Qaeda - over hearts and minds. That's why ISIS is tweaking its message. That story, plus reports from Philadelphia.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace Women in Politics What are some of the unique challenges that face Hillary Clinton as a woman candidate for president? Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talks with Rebecca Traister, writer-at-large for New York Magazine and author of "All the Single Ladies," about Clinton's run for president and women's changing role in society.
  • 4:30 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm, 6:04pm & 7:04pm

  • 5:00 pm
    NPR News NPR Special Election Coverage The Democratic National Convention: Day 3 -- Democrats are meeting in Philadelphia and will confirm Tim Kaine as the candidate for Vice President. NPR and PBS NewsHour will be there too...they're teaming up to bring you LIVE coverage each night of the convention. Join Rachel Martin, Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill as they take you inside the arena and to the floor of the Democratic National Convention. It's special coverage from PBS NewsHour & NPR News.
  • 8:00 pm
    Radio Specials The Computer History Museum Presents Creativity, Inc: Author Ed Catmull -- As a young man, Ed Catmull had a dream: to be an animator and an artist. When he learned he lacked the natural talent for hand-drawn animation, he turned to his other passion: physics, and then computing. That pivot eventually drove a desire within Catmull to make the first computer-animated movie. He eventually forged a partnership with George Lucas -- an alliance that led, indirectly, to his founding Pixar Annimation Studios with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter in 1986. Nine years later, Pixar released "Toy Story," the first feature-length film created entirely on computers. It changed animation forever. Ed Catmull appears in conversation with John Hollar, CEO of the Computer History Museum. This program was originally recorded on May 8th, 2014.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
  • 11:00 pm
  • 12:00 am
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